Forests and forestry

Forest products

Hunt on for illegal loggers as timber found in Ratanakkiri

Ratanakkiri provincial and O’Yadav district police forces seized 30 logs of mixed timber from a plantation in Pak Nhay commune’s Lom village on Sunday. Police suspect traders hid the logs at the plantation while they waited to transport them to be sold in Vietnam. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hunt-illegal-loggers-timber-found-ratanakkiri

Gov’t, USAID criticized for inaction over severe forest loss at Prey Lang sanctuary

The University of Copenhagen’s open letter used data from the University of Maryland’s Global Forest Change dataset and other data points to show that 7,510 hectares of forestland were lost at the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary in 2019, the worst loss since 2016 when the ...

Sun Narin
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/govt-usaid-criticized-for-inaction-over-severe-forest-loss-at-prey-lang-sanctuary/5478565.html?

WWF: Ban wildlife trade to avert future pandemics

World Wide Fund for Nature is calling for urgent global action to address factors which it projected would be key drivers in triggering possible zoonotic disease outbreaks in the future. The action comes amid the current COVID-19 pandemic, which has battered countries worldwide. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50737775/wwf-ban-wildlife-trade-to-avert-future-pandemics

Lorry held, trucks set ablaze in timber cases

A lorry delivering furniture to Phnom Penh was impounded in Ratanakkiri province on Sunday as it lacked a permission letter from the Forestry Administration. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lorry-held-trucks-set-ablaze-timber-cases

More than 110,000 tonnes of wood strips exported from Koh Kong

Greenrich Group Co., Ltd. investing in Koh Kong province has exported over 110,000 tonnes of wood strips. The update was provided by the company’s representative Mr. Rattana to Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, and Mrs. Mithona Phouthorng, Governor of Koh Kong province ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50727880/more-than-110000-tonnes-of-wood-strips-exported-from-koh-kong/

Siem Reap officials shut down timber processing facility

The Siem Reap provincial Forestry Administration on Monday identified the owner of an illegal wood processing facility in Siem Reap town’s Chreav commune after he escaped authorities when they raided it on Friday. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/siem-reap-officials-shut-down-timber-processing-facility

Timber-processing plants raided in Kampong Chhnang, Oddar Meanchey

Provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries director Ngin Hun told The Post on Tuesday that authorities had launched a series of clampdowns on timber-processing facilities and will continue to hunt down the perpetrators. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/timber-processing-plants-raided-kampong-chhnang-oddar-meanchey

Keeper of illegal timber hit with fine

The Siem Reap provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries fined the owner of a log warehouse on Friday after seizing more than 20 cubic metres of illegal timber the day before. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/keeper-illegal-timber-hit-fine

Bikes, timber pieces seized in Mondulkiri, Ratanakkiri

Three purpose-fitted motorbikes used to carry processed wood and 12 illegal timber pieces of koki and sokrom luxury wood were seized by the Royal Gendarmerie in O’Yadav district, in Ratanakkiri province, and police in Mondulkiri’s Keo Seima district, for further legal action, said the provincial ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bikes-timber-pieces-seized-mondulkiri-ratanakkiri

Kampong Speu authorities, NGO confronted in timber truck raid

The Kampong Speu provincial Forestry Administration and environmental watchdog ACNCIPO attempted to seize 20 home-made trucks and nearly 20 cubic metres of timber from the Phnom Aural Wildlife Sanctuary on Saturday but were stopped by over 100 people who gathered in groups to resist the ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-speu-authorities-ngo-confronted-timber-truck-raid

Officials examine timber company for irregularities

After winning the rights to transfer large shipments of timber from Mondulkiri province to the rest of Cambodia, Try Pheap Import Export Co Ltd is being examined by 10 officials to ensure there are no irregularities in its operation, Mondulkiri provincial forestry administration director Um ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/officials-examine-timber-company-irregularities

Timber found hidden under cassava in Kampong Thom

Kampong Thom provincial authorities are looking for a lorry owner and a driver who escaped after joint forces stopped it while it illegally transported timber on Sunday in Prasat Balang district. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/timber-found-hidden-under-cassava-kampong-thom

Illegal logging report disputed in Kampong Speu

Civil society organisation ACNCIPO director Chea Hean said on Thursday that he has discovered a resurgence of large-scale logging within areas of the South Cardamom Mountains in Kampong Speu province’s Oral district, a claim shot down by authorities. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/illegal-logging-report-disputed-kampong-speu

Village leader confesses to illegal logging allowances in Siem Reap

Banteay Srei district governor Khim Finan has issued fines of 12 million riel ($3,000) to 10 villages and a formal warning to a village chief for illegal logging in Skun village, Tbeng commune, Banteay Srei district, Siem Reap province. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/village-leader-confesses-illegal-logging-allowances-siem-reap

Sanctuary chief accused of allowing logging

The Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary chief in Mondulkiri province has been accused of allowing illegal timber factories to operate in the protected zone. Activist Kroeung Tola on Tuesday said in a Facebook post that Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary chief Pen Pheaktra was permitting illegal timber factories to ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sanctuary-chief-accused-allowing-logging

Seven charged over felling trees in Mondulkiri protected area

Mondulkiri provincial court on Saturday charged and jailed seven people for felling reforested trees in a protected area in Koh Nhek district’s Rayar commune, officials said. Keo Sopheak, director of Mondulkiri provincial environment department, said yesterday park rangers arrested nine suspects on Thursday at Rayar ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50689189/seven-charged-over-felling-trees-in-mondulkiri-protected-area

Forestry crimes see decrease

The National Committee for the Prevention and Crackdown on Natural Resource Crimes said forestry crimes have largely decreased, with 59 suspects arrested and sent to court throughout last year. The committee also confiscated 9,215 cubic metres of mixed timbers and 491 items used to commit ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forestry-crimes-see-decrease

Forest crimes see a drop in Ratanakkiri

Government officials and civil society organisations in Ratanakkiri province report a significant decrease in the number of forest crimes, noting that perpetrators are no longer using large vehicles to transport the timber. Ratanakkiri provincial Department of Agriculture director Soy Sona said that, on the surface, ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forest-crimes-see-drop-ratanakkiri

Hunt on for owners of illegal charcoal kilns in B’bang sanctuary

The Battambang provincial Department of Environment is continuing to search for the owners of nine illegal charcoal kilns that were destroyed by forest rangers on Monday at the Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary. Department director Kort Boran said on Tuesday that seven rangers at the wildlife ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hunt-owners-illegal-charcoal-kilns-bbang-sanctuary

Courts charge S Treng men for transporting illegal timber

Stung Treng provincial police on Sunday sent one of seven men detained over the transportation of illegal timber to court. Provincial police chief Mao Dara said the Vietnamese man was sent to the provincial court after being accused of transporting nearly 200 pieces of beng timber ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/courts-charge-s-treng-men-transporting-illegal-timber

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